AMD 4800H Laptops and Less than 65% sRGB Screens

lurker007

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So the newest Ryzen processors on the newest laptops appear to beat Intel offerings by a lot in terms of performance and possibly also in price. However a trend that's been seen so far is that these laptops are paired with really bad sRGB screens. There are some exceptions ofcourse.

So I have been looking for a nice cheap and decent gaming laptop that's also good for content creation. The new Asus TUF A15 (FA506) caught my attention. Reading the reviews though it says the screen's not that great for content creation. My question is, can we just hook up such a laptop to and external monitor that's better than the laptop's screen and for content creation or gaming for that matter and bypass the whole debate about the TUF's screen having a really bad sRGB?
 

Spun Ducky

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Sure you can just use a high end external monitor for color accurate work. It also is possible to swap the screen in the laptop itself to a high quality one. It is a thing I do on most of my laptops.
 

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You'll notice even though they are faster at basically everything they won't come with high end GPUs either.
Why?
Because OEMs get intelbux and engineering designs for free in order to hobble/restrict AMD product line, e.g. if accepting intelbux/design then no 100998MAX DILDO TRX edition for your AMD stuff models.

Basically early 2000s all over again BUT instead of paying/subsidizing OEMs directly to not stock/offer AMD they give free designs to not stock/offer high spec AMD. Pretty simple way around anti-competitive stuff (for now).
 

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Sure you can just use a high end external monitor for color accurate work. It also is possible to swap the screen in the laptop itself to a high quality one. It is a thing I do on most of my laptops.
It isn't about needing high end color. These <65% of sRGB are obviously visually awful.

I bought a 17" ASUS gaming laptop and returned it primarily because the color was so awful it ruined game playing for me. It only measured 60% sRGB, which is absurdly bad. sRGB is the lowest gamut standard that is in use today, to have only 60% of that makes everything look bad. ASUS seems to really put these crap screens on most of their laptops. No more ASUS for me.

I never even knew they made screens this bad. I bought a cheapo 17" TN 14 years ago, and even that was above 90% sRGB.
 

Spun Ducky

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It isn't about needing high end color. These <65% of sRGB are obviously visually awful.

I bought a 17" ASUS gaming laptop and returned it primarily because the color was so awful it ruined game playing for me. It only measured 60% sRGB, which is absurdly bad. sRGB is the lowest gamut standard that is in use today, to have only 60% of that makes everything look bad. ASUS seems to really put these crap screens on most of their laptops. No more ASUS for me.

I never even knew they made screens this bad. I bought a cheapo 17" TN 14 years ago, and even that was above 90% sRGB.
I suppose I am just use to almost always buying business laptops that tend to have bad screens. So I am use to just tossing them and upgrading to a premium screen.
 

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The other alternative is to replace the laptop screen with a much better one. They are very easy to replace and less than $200. Start by googling laptop replacement screen.
 
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bobzdar

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I think the asus g14 and g15 both have 100% rgb screens. G15 sounds like it might work, it's a little more than the tuf but overall a nicer machine.
 
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